Fist of the North Star - Glitched

“Fist of the North Star” for PS1 Is a Glitched Piece of Art

It goes without saying that Fist of the North Star is essentially what you get when you combine the Mad Max films with anything starring Bruce Lee. The mid-80’s anime revolves around a post-apocalyptic, hyper-masculine world where as far as most people can tell, a bunch of buff dads duke it out in the sandpit. In all seriousness though, the anime is a lot of fun, and as such it’s PlayStation One game was fittingly just as interesting.

When you take that Bruce Lee gone Mad Max style and toss it into the realm of in-game rendered PlayStation One titles, then blend in a plethora of pre-update glitches, you’re in for one hell of a ride. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the late-2000 game freak out, and we can only pray it won’t be the last time. During the opening sequence to the game, in which the theme song ‘Ai o Torimodose!!’ can be heard playing valiantly in the background, Twitter user @JonathanTiddies has shared the beauty that unfolded:

The opening scene which would usually play out as heroically as the series, instead finds itself warped into an absolute hot mess. Between the arms flailing and the 360 degree body spinning action, there’s a whole lot going on here, and I love every single second of it. I’d even go as far as to debate this being the real opening theme, which I’m sure not many people could argue with. If you haven’t treated yourself to watching the original anime series, I strongly suggest this changes sometime soon. Though you may be disappointed by the lack of flying characters, you’ll definitely enjoy the adventure along the way.

The animated series is available for streaming in full on Crunchyrolland there’s absolutely no better time than the present to check it out.

Lachlan Johnston

<p>Editor in Chief at OTAQUEST. Doing everything I can to help promote the things I enjoy the most here in Japan. Currently living in Tokyo.</p>